As I was watching Barack Obama's inauguration speech this evening (I recorded it during the night as it aired live at 3am and I had to get up for work at 6am - lovely) and there was a moment when he was discussing the men who founded the nation where my mind immediately went straight to Terrence Malick's 2005 film The New World, and how that's such an apt connection to Obama.
What a beautiful film it is, isn't it? To this very day I continue to not be able to come to a definitive answer as to whether The New World, Brokeback Mountain or Mysterious Skin is my favourite film from that year. It's such a hard choice. So while I sit here and try to decide (a pointless task, really) here are some of the beautiful images therein.
And when it that extra-ultra-super-extended edition supposed to be coming out, eh Mr Malick?